October 6, 2018 - 5:39 pm - Posted in Archive

Alvord, Iowa — A South Dakota woman is dead after being hit by a train in Alvord, Iowa on Friday night.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that just before 7:30 pm on Friday night, they received a report of a train versus pedestrian accident that occurred in Alvord. Upon investigation at the scene deputies were able to determine that 32-year-old Savannah Flynn of Marion, South Dakota had entered the railroad system in an area where two sets of tracks run parallel with one another.

According to the report, evidence at the scene suggested that Flynn believed the southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was on the east set of tracks. Flynn attempted to cross the west set of tracks as the train was approaching and was struck by the train.

Flynn was pronounced dead at the scene. Alcohol is being considered a factor in this incident. The investigation is on-going.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa State Patrol, Alvord Fire and Rescue and Lyon County Ambulance.

Plattsmouth, Nebraska — A Rock Rapids man has been sentenced to jail time after a crash in Nebraska last year.

According to the Omaha World-Herald, 28-year-old Michael E. Bauman of Rock Rapids was sentenced Thursday in Cass County, Nebraska, to 250 days in jail.

Investigators from the Cass County Sheriff’s Office say that 47-year-old Chris Badman of South Bend, Nebraska was killed in the crash. They say Badman was riding his motorcycle on Highway 34 near Eagle, Nebraska on July 14, 2017, when a semitrailer truck driven by Bauman turned left into Badman’s path. Bauman says he couldn’t avoid the crash and rendered aid at the scene. Eagle is 35 to 40 miles southwest of Omaha.

Bauman was charged with misdemeanor motor-vehicle homicide, to which he pled “no contest.” The World-Herald says Cass County Judge John Steinheider also fined Bauman $1,000 and revoked his driver’s license for one year.

October 14, 2016 - 5:30 pm - Posted in Archive

Rock Valley, Iowa– A car was totaled in a fire on Friday, October 14, 2016 near Rock Valley.
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According to Rock Valley Fire Chief Brent Eshuis, about 6:32 AM, the Rock Valley Fire Department was called to the report of car fire near 2146 310th Street, two and a half miles west of the west side of Rock Valley.

The chief says the fire department saw the car’s engine on fire as they approached the scene. He says while damage to the 2003 Buick was limited to the engine compartment, he figures the car is probably totaled.

He says the cause of the fire is undetermined.

He says they used about thirty gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about twenty minutes.

March 19, 2015 - 12:39 pm - Posted in Archive

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July 28, 2014 - 2:51 pm - Posted in Archive

300 new RR Water tower looking westYou are invited to a gathering of flood victims in order to give you a chance to be encouraged – and to encourage others.
As time drags on, the frustration can grow. This gathering is not to answer questions about rebuilding, selling to Homeland Security, etc. (However, you may gain ideas from what others share.) Instead, the goal is to give you a chance to hear others – and tell others – about those things that frustrate us, scare us, or make us mad about this whole mess.

If you feel talked out already, you don’t have to come. But if you’d like to “get out of the house” and see how others are coping, join us for some refreshments and some time together on:

Thursday, July 31
7:00 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, 902 S. Carroll St

April 15, 2014 - 9:29 am - Posted in Archive

fire truck genericLittle Rock Fire & Rescue is having a steak supper fundraiser. It will be held Saturday April 19 at the Little Rock Fire Hall. Serving will be from 5 pm till 7 pm. Meal includes…Rib-eye steak, baked potato, vegetable, roll, steak toppings, drink. Price is $15.00 per plate. Proceeds to go toward new truck.